Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
THUNDERSHOWERS TONIGHT, SUNDAY r MONDOVI HAS A SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 110 WINONA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Fate of Leopold Up to Belgians Legislators An Editorial Plan to Quit Adjournment By Fourth of July Present Schedule By Arthur Bystrom Madison, WIs. The legisla- tors left Madison late yesterday to go back to their own communi- ties. No one can tell whether next week will see the windup of the legislature for the regular session of 1949. i Party leaders arc just as much] in the dark as the average legis-j lator whether work can be com-i pleted in the week that lies ahead. the party leaders want to wind up before the Fourth of July holiday. They also want to get pas- sed the measures they consider "prime." But they don't know what to do about stopping debate on the many minor and often non-consequential issues that are interferring with their plans. Tax B1U Waiting No. 1 on the list of prime meas- ures is the tax increase bill. Al of the top man in both parties con cede that some new revenue bil! must be enacted to finance addi- tional school aids and welfare buildings, There are several plans offered for these Increases. The governor wants a ore-half per cent increase in each bracket of income taxes, Including corporation assessments. The Republican-dominated Joint finance committee wants a 25 per cent surtax on present individual income taxes, but no boost in cor- poration taxes. Democrats want a 60 per cent surtax on individual and corpora- tion taxes. A small group oi the so-called "mavericks" of the G.O.P. major- ity want a tax bill that increases the percentage of taxes that are paid as income goes up. The tax bill is listed as a special order of business for 3 p. m. Mon- day. 11 some compromise can be adopted at this session, there is a possibility of adjournment befon the week ends. There is a big "if" in this, how ever. Members of the city council have seen fit to ignore a re- quest from this newspaper that they state publicly their views on the proposed municipal swimming pool. They have seen ignore a mandate of a ma- jority of the voters who twice have gone on record in elec- tions in favor of such a project. If Winona is to get a swimming pool it apparently is going to be necessary to sell the new council all over again on the the recorded wishes of the voters. Constant pressure must be exerted by all interested if action is to re- sult. That was the intention of this newspaper in publishing the blank "replies" to our questionnaire. Before we announced that we would publish their replies, we learned, via the grape- vine method, that the aldermen had decided among them- selves not to answer our query. The new council had never discussed the pool project. We believed it was their intention- to permanently disregard the issue. We therefore published their "replies" for the purpose of emphasizing to the public their attitude. Nothing had been done. It was evident nothing would be done. If those who want a swimming they are in the pressure to bear, then Winona may eventually get this badly needed civic improvement. A swimming pool for Winona obviously will not result in any increase in business for this newspaper. But this newspaper is interested in the welfare of its youngsters. We think Winona needs a swimming can afford it. Aldermen obviously took the position that any discussion or voting on the pool project should be done in the council chambers. That is their prerogative. But now that they have established their point, how about getting down to a or without the holy sanctums of their executive committee or "council of the whole" meet- ing room? If the wishes of the majority are to be disregarded, then we no longer can regard this great nation a democracy. That situation, we sincerely believe is not here yet. But the time has come for the council to face the issue then follow the dictates of the people who put them in office. One drowning in an unguarded swimming hole is not worth the price of 20 supervised pools. Are our aldermen going to wait until another limp body is dragged from Lake Winona or a gravel pit? Don't let them" a tragic "Blunder. Let; your councilmari know you want The legislature can adjourn if (Continued on Page 9, Column 4.) LEGISLATURE Coplon Rests After Trial Session By The Associated Press Judith Coplon rested today from her gruelling role as star witness in Gruelling her own espionage trial. The trial, highlighted by her screams of "frame up" and accusa- tions that a government prosecutor was "trying to brand me a was recessed Friday. Defense Attorney Archibald Pal- mer indicated he would not call her back to the stand when it is resumed Monday. In that event the 28-year-old for- mer Justice department political analyst may know her fate by the end of week. A jury of eight men and four Foreign Development Plan Given Congress By John M. Hightower Hot, Humid Weather Due To Continue Drought-Stricken North Atlantic Area Without Rain By The Associated Press A weekend of hot, humid wea- ther appeared in prospect from the dry-stricken North Atlantic coast- al area to the Rocky mountains. No rain was forecast for ihe drought area in the northeastern states where crops have suffered heavy damage because of lack of substantial rainfall in the last month. Temperatures in the high 30's and 90's were forecast again today after similar readings yesterday in most parts of the eastern, cen-j tral and southern states. The con-j tinued hot, sunny weather over wide areas of New England, New Jersey and New York has created fire hazards in wooded areas Acute water shortages have been reported in many communities. Rhode Island has joined with other New England states in clos- ing woodlands as a precaution against fires. The only cool area from the Rockies eastwoard to the Atlan- tic coast was along the Canadian border. Some cool air from north- western Canada was moving into North Dakota today and some re- lief from the sticky weather was indicated for parts of the north central states tomorrow. Northern New England also had some cool- er weather. Rain fell over sections of the 'Midwest corn belt yesterday. Show- ers also were reported in parts of the east gulf and the South Atlan- tic and southern plains states. Hea- vy amounts fell in sections of Iowa, with Mason City reporting three Charles "Chuck" Steiake gets a gift from friendly truckers and Forschler, Brownsville, Minn., at the Winona General hospital. Republican-Herald photo friends, represented by Arnold Truckers Remember Chuck Injured Youth Receives Gift of 200 Dollar Bills By Adolph Bremer Charles (Chuck) Steinke was so happy this morning he cried. Intended Victim Helps Police Trap Swindler Chicago Z. Engel, But his pals at the high school won't rib him for it: In the last (who for 50 years has wooed gullible 30 days he has fought a winning fight to overcome critical injuries j widows and fleeced them of their and withstood constant pain more pain than they ever dreamed of. The tears were those of a brave But none fell in thejiarchedjboy, and a mighty grateful one at "You shouldn't have done in the northeastern states. Some high temperatures over the hot belt yesterday included 95 a' Cleveland and Columbus; 93 at Pittsburgh, Detroit and Louisville; 92 at Philadelphia; 91 at Chicago, and 89 at New York and Washing- ton. It was hotter in Texas. San Antonio and Brownsville each re- ported a day's high of 99. Wisconsin was thoroughly soaked by rains again last night. Only the Superior region missed A special message from the chief executive on what he has called lis "bold new program" was sent o Congress late yesterday. Initi- ally, leaders there were cautious ibout predicting its chance of pas- :age this session. Speaker Rayburn said there will be a "great deal of strong support and welfare program in a new COD Pension Strike Vote Scheduled At Ford Plant than a month after ending one strike, Ford's 000 production workers will vote on another. The C.I.O. United Auto Workers' nternational yesterday ordered a strike vote on the monthly pension issue and other points of dispute in current negotiations. Ford, shut down 24 days by the U.A.W.'s "speed-up" strike, is re- sisting a union demand for pen- sions, a wage increase and a health line ijuyenui j-cgiun uiAdccu Washington A Congress already disputing on rain when three inches drenched Lancaster. Dar- lington, Green Bay and Janesville reported dousings of more than an inch each. Prairie du Chien claim- ed to be the warmest spot in the state yesterday when the mercury reached 87 degrees. Most of the state reported highs in the 80's. administration's foreign policy today studied a request from Truman for a new foreign aid program to build up backward countries) all over the world. Specifically, the president wants: (1) .A fund of to fi- nance American engineering and other assistance to such countries. for the export import bank to guarantee new American private investments in those countries against the risks of loss "peculiar" to for- eign financing-. Mr. Truman specified "parts of Africa, the Near and Far East and certain regions of Central and South America" as regions where lie program would be applied on a share cost basis with local gov- ernments. women must decide if she is guilty of stealing government secrets to try to pass to Russia. She Is accused of having had these in her handbag when FJJJ. agents arrested her and Valentine A. Gubitchev, a Russian engineer, in New York March 4, She and Gubitchev, with whom she said she had a klssless romance, still face trial in New York. Two other trials stemming from alleged activities in subversive fields also were recessed until Monday in New York. In one, Algcr Hiss, one-time State ,____ department official, is charged with ted "Nations. He'Iaid heavy stress perjury in denying he passed a need to stimulate a great flow ernment secrets to American capital abroad during Chambers, self-styled couner for a coming yeafs and said for it on the House floor" if it comes out of committee. Democrat- ic Leader McCormack (Mass.) agreed. But they didn't know what the chances of getting it out of com- mittee might be at this point. tract. The speed-up strike ended June 5. Its basis issue of production speeds is still in the hands of an arbitration panel. The new strike vote will be car- ried out in the union's 49 Ford lo-. Acting Chairman Richards (D.-jcals. It must be completed by July S.C.) said he had no idea wha position the foreign affairs commit tee might take and will take non himself until he has looked into the proposal more thoroughly. But he said: "It is entitled to careful consideration. If the presi dent has asked for it, is entitled to an early place on the committe calendar." The President said he wants a long-term operation, in some ways experimental, to .be carried oui partly in co-operation with the Uni- prewnr red spy ring. In the other, 11 Communist party leaders are charged with conspiring to advocate overthrow of the U. S. government by violence. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly j ment guarantees against loss were needed to accomplish this. Wisconsin Spring Pig Crop Up 10% Madison, Wis. A spring pig crop of 10 per cent above 1948 pro- duction was reported by the state cloudy tonight and Sunday. Thun-! department of agriculture today, dershowcrs tonight and early Sun- day. Cooler Sunday. Low tonight 66, high Sunday 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 85; minimum, 66; noon. 80; precipitation. 43; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional Weather on Page 11.) A large fall crop is expected with number of sows bred to farrow largest for any fall since 1945. About pigs were- saved from the Utters of sows which farrowed in the state this spring. Last year's heavy com crop and favorable prices for hogs encour- aged increased production, the de- partment said. 15, expiration date of the present Ford-union contract. that. he said, between tears, when Arnold Forschler, Brownsville, Minn., trucker handed him a scrapbook filled with names of friendly truckers and friends from virtually all over the United States, cheery greetings and, of all things, an even 200 bills, each pinned discreetly beside the donor's name. Those dollars, said Fcrschler, came from New York, Texas, from many Midwest states, and even from Can- ada and Mexico. Injured May 28 When he handed that unique scrapbook to 15-year-old Chuck, critically injured in a truck-bicycle collision May 28, he told the Lake boulevard youngster: "The truck drivers ana your 60 'Locked Out' Employes to Get Unemployment Pay St. a test case, the Minnesota supreme court yester- day ruled that approximately GO employes for nine Minneapolis foundry companies who were "lock- ed out" are entitled to collect un employment benefits. Associate Justice Oscar Knutson, who delivered the unanimous de- cision, said: "Where employes become uneni' ________ ployed due to a lockout, they are Davenport. friends have got up a little gift for you, and we hope you get wen soon.'. Chuck thanked him for it, opened the book and was overwhelmed b> iie generosity. Forschler and Leonard Za- wacki, Winona, explained to him that they mean the scrapbook as will gesture1" from the truckers, many of whom know Chuck as an employe of the Hi-Way Eat shop. Chuck doesn't, know yet what hell do with, his book of bills. He doesn't think he need's a new violin to play in the Winona Senior High school orchestra or in Wi- nona's new symphony orchestra both under the direction of Milton Policeman's Horse Thirsty for Beer Miami, Fla. The hu- midity was high and weather was hot so a police depart- ment horse just couldn't say "neigh" to a couple of beers. His rider, Patrolman Dave Lewis, explained yesterday that "Buster really likes beer in this kind of weather. "Buster drinks like a gentle- Lewis continued, "but I don't let him have more than a couple of beers. When he gets too many he thinks the pedestrians are Indians and he's General Custer." fortunes, was tripped up- by one of his intended victims yesterday. The dapper, aged Luthario, whose suave talk and glib manner eamec him a reputation as an intimation al confidence man, was seized in a police trap in a Michigan avenu shop. Mrs. Genevleve Parro, 55-year old widow, led the 73-year-old En- gel into the police net as they went to the shop to buy luggage for a proposed holiday trip. Mrs. Parro, became suspicious of the smooth talking posed as Paul Marshall, a wealthy Evanston he start- ed a whirlwind courtship with her earlier this week. She notified Po- Jcewoman Marian Hagen, her Bis- ter-in-law. eligible for unemployment benelits under our law regardless of wheth- er or not they have participated a labor dispute which furnishes at lt jor he said. a motive for the lockout." The decision upheld the director of the division of employment and security, which decided that Steve C. Bucko, a molder for the J. F. Quest Foundry Company, nad a right to receive unemployment ben efits. "I think the one I got will last for a while Chuck says. "I think 111 keep the book and Firemen Battle the blaze that destroyed the block-long gen- eral stores building at Vancouver, Wash., shipyard last night. The building cost when built in 1942.-The shipyard has been in mothballs lor some Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Milwaukee Man Elected K.T. Head Madison, Wis. Irving L. Heller, Milwaukee, was elected emi- nent commander of the Wisconsin grand commandery Templar last night. of Knights Two Weeks The book grew to its 200-dollar size in two weeks, Zawacki, pro- prietor of the eat shop explains. "This is a truckers' he says. "At first we wanted only truckers in it, but then so many other peo- ple wanted to get in, too, that we let them in. But about 160 of the 20C are truckers, and they come from all over." Present for the presentation were Chuck's parents, Mr. and Mrs. An- ton Steinke, 603 Lake boulevard. Chuck is making a slow, but steady recovery from critical and multiple injuries suffered when he drove his bicycle into the side of the truck at the junctions of 14 and 61, where the eat shop is located. Most severe of the many in- juries is a long, deep cut in his right leg. 'Scotch' Whisky Label Restricted Washington American dis- tillers cant make Scotch whisky any more. The Internal Revenue bureau rul- ed yesterday that they make 'Scotch type" whisky, and use typi- cally Scotch names such as High- and, Kilts, Scots, etc, but only Scotland may make plain "Scotch." The decision followed eight months of hearings at which U. S. distillers and importers argued their case. They not only lost -the right to make but also a plea some made that foreign whisky be required to same labeling rules imposed on U. S. distillers. He succeeds Erwin C. Lawrenz, of Portage. Other officers chosen: Roy Holly, Waupaca, deputy master; John A. Goetz, Milwaukee, generalissimo; Enos P. Barnard, Oshkosh, cap- tain general; Clifford J. Brainerd, Janesville, senior warden; John Geb- hardt, Wauwatosa, junior warden; Bishop B. P. Ivins, Milwaukee, pre- late; George Nevitt, Oshkosh, treas- urer; B. Brown, Milwaukee, record- er; Orrin D. St. Glair, Madison, standard bearer; Arthur Olson, Su- perior, warder; John H. Fertig, Mil- waukee, recorder emeritus and Rob- ert B. Green, Green Bay, trustee. She agreed to work with police and "consented" to a marriage proposal by Engel, whom police said has a police record in nearly every major city in the nation and many foreign countries. Engel and Mrs. Parro, with four if her sons and their wives, met at a night club Thursday night for a "pre-marriage" dinner. En- gel agreed to meet Mrs. Parro and buy her some luggage. Policewoman Hagen and other police officers were in the shop, posing as sales clerks and custo- Detective Peter Harlib stepped up behind Engel and asked: "Lord Cone of the 32 ali- ases police said he used.) Engel, nattily attired in a gray flannel suit, white shirt, and polk; dot tie, turned and cooly eyed the detective. "I'm Sherlock said Har- lib.1 retorted Engel. Don't be- lieve we've met." Mrs. Vivian Both Haebler, 45, left, and her daughter, Mrs. Myriam Patricia Malthy celebrate at San Francisco, Calif., last night after learning of the .arrest in Chicago of Sigmund Z. nationally known confidence man. Mrs. Huebler is seeking annul- ment of her April 9 marriage to a man identified as Engel. He left soon after the wedding, she Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) King's Return Dominates National Vote Liberals in Canada Seek to Continue In Power By Alfred Chcval Brussels, Belgium Should Belgium's exiled King Leopold IH he returned to his throne? That is the main question facing Belgians when they vote in tomorrow's gen- eral elections. The balloting is for represent- atives to the Chamber of Deputies, senate and nine provincial coun- cils, but the royal question has dom- inated all other election issues. Belgium's largest party the So- cial supporting Leo- pold's return, but it has promised not to rush the matter. The Social Christians say they will hold a referendum on the monarchy ques- tion if they receive an absolute ma- jority in the Senate and Chamber. The party's president, Auguste de Schryver, lias said: "We want the people of Belgium to be consulted on whether the king should or should not be returned." The Social Christians, Socialists, Liberals and Communists are the four main parties with candidates in the field. The Socialists, Comm'inists and most liberals want Leopold to abdi- jcate. Women will vote tomorrow for (the first time in Belgium's history. There are more than eligible voters and over half of them are women. Voting Compulsory Voting is compulsory.. Belgians who stay away from the polls with- out a lawful excuse can be fined from ten to 30 francs (about 23 to 69 cents.) The royal question dates back to the war. Many Belgians resent the fact that Leopold surrendered his coun- try's forces to the Germans early in World War H, and became a pri- soner of the Germans, instead of leaving Belgium as his ministers had advised. These Belgians point out that his presence in Belgium did little to alleviate the suffering of his peo- ple or to prevent Nazi tyranny. Leopold later was taken to Ger- many and, after Belgium's libera- ;ion in 1944, Parliament elected his Brother Prince Charles as regent. Only a majority vote of both par- iamentary chambers can end Char- les' regency. This is Belgium's second post war election. The first was in 1946. Major parties had the following representation in the old parlia- ment: Chamber of deputies Social Christians 92, Socialists 69, Com- munists 23, Liberals 7. Christians 83, So- cialists 55, Communists 17, liberals 12. Other National Elections Two other and charting their future courses in elections this weekend. Canadians will decide by ballot Monday which party they think will better advance the prosperity of Canada's citizens. They have the choice of reelecting the Liberal administration of Prime Minister Lewis St. Laurent or turn- ing to other parties. Chief and traditional political foe of the liberals is the Progressive Conservative party led by the for- mer Premier of Ontario, George Drew. Socialism is -represented by the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) led by M, J. Coldwell, There are several minor parties. A total of 848 candidates seeks 262 seats in Canada's 21st parliament. Newfoundland will vote as a province of Canada for the first time. Syria is holding a rubber stamp election today there Is only one presidential candidate on the bal- ot. He is Colonel Husni Zayim, mil- itary governor of. the country since he ousted the previous regime last March. Besides approving Zayim as president, the people are asked to vote on whether1 they want free elec- tions held regularly and a new constitution. Rail Talks Continue Representatives of the three West- ern powers meet in Berlin in a closed session today to try to find a way around the railway blockade caused by the five-week old strike of Berlin railway workers. In Athens, King Paul I has asked the deputy premier and foreign minister, Constantine Tsaldaris, to form a new Greek government. Greece's old premier, Themlstokles Sophoulis, died yesterday. Installment Buying Curb May End Soon Washington Senators arc standing firm on their decision ti> end government controls over in- stallment buying; on July 1. The wartime and postwar con- trols over the amount of down pay- ments and the number oi months for paying the balance are due to expire next Friday unless Congress renews them.